Sunday, April 4, 2010


GC is very excited about Souljazz Records' latest collection; DEUTSCHE ELEKTRONISCHE MUSIK- EXPERIMENTAL GERMAN ROCK AND ELECTRONIC MUSIC 1972-83. Just look at the track list!

1. Can — Aspectacle
2. Between — Devotion
3. Harmonia — Dino
4. Gila — This Morning
5. Kollectiv — Rambo Zambo
6. Michael Bundt — La Chasse Aux Microbes
7. E.M.A.K — Filmmusik
8. Popol Vuh — Morgengruss
9. Conrad Schnitzler — Auf Dem Schwarzen Kanal
10. La Düsseldorf — Rheinita
11. Harmonia — Veterano
12. Faust — It's A Rainy Day, Sunshine Girl
13. Neu! — Hallo Gallo
14. Cluster — Heisse Lippen
15. Ibliss — Hi Life
16. Dieter Moebius — Hasenheide
17. Amon Duul II — Fly United
18. Popol Vuh — Aguirre 1
19. Ash Ra Tempel — Daydream
20. Tangerine Dream — No Man's Land
21. Amon Duul II — Wie Der Wind Am Ende Einer Strasse
22. Roedelius — Geradewohl
23. Can — I Want More
24. Deuter — Soham

The first seeds of German rock and experimental electronic music were planted in 1968, as students and workers in Paris, Prague, Mexico and throughout the world demonstrated against mainstream society, the war in Vietnam, imperialism and bourgeois values. The birth of a counter-culture, drug experimentation and social change expanded musical worlds. Germany experienced its own cultural revolution fuelled by these worldwide student and worker revolts and by a generation’s desire to rid itself of the guilt of war.

Many German youth turning their back on mainstream society. From the opening of the first collective/cooperative in 1967, Commune 1, in Berlin, to the formation of the Baader-Meinhof terrorist group and the bombings, kidnappings and killings of the Revolutionary Armed Forces (RAF), young Germans sought out new values and a lifestyle outside of ‘the system’. These cooperative and communal experiences led to a number of new radical German bands including Amon Duul, Faust and Can.

Many artists and musicians believed a complete rejection of everything musically that had gone before was also necessary in order to build a new identity for German culture. At this time German music meant ‘schlager’ music – insipid pop music that hardly confronted the country’s recent historical events....

Read on at Souljazz Records


A Celebration Of.. said...

this thurs: 'A Celebration Of: Popol Vuh' - marking 40th anniversary of the group's formation with an album playback of 'hosianna mantra' and 'aguirre' at shoreditch church, shoreditch high street, london e1 6jn - 7pm doors open. £5 Entry.
presented by sonic360 and editions popol vuh
more info here:

Anonymous said...

download link?

Anonymous said...

Get a link sorted!

nicholab said...

Welcome to Ghostcapital. Please enjoy the downloads being offered here. This blog is an effort to share the love of rare, under-appreciated and oddball music of many kinds. I do my best to limit download links to out-of-print or vinyl & cassette only releases. I encourage each and every one of you to purchase good new releases from your favorite independent retailer....

I offer plenty of links, but refuse to be a jerk to friends who run labels or records stores. I trust you can easily find a link for this elsewhere, if you look a little more. Thanks.

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Adrian Airbaghead said...

Such a cool record